Mad Dog Mcrea + Gentlemen of Few

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Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists, Gentlemen of Few, play an eclectic blend of indie-folk and classic rock with skilful vocal harmonies and powerful lyrics perform their music with a raw passion and intense energy hardly to be believed, giving them an almighty sound that they’ve coined as “Nugrass”.

A band with seven years experience of performing their shows to a plethora of welcoming audiences and dedicated fans across the UK in rooms and halls of both homeliness and esteem. The O2 Academy, Islington, The Royal Albert Hall, London and The Forum, Tunbridge Wells to name a few. The boys have found themselves at Tiree Music Festival; Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire; Boomtown Fair, Hampton and even supporting the likes of The Blockheads, The Beat and Hayseed Dixie!

“Fusing an old time bluegrass sound with a youthful English vigour, impeccable harmonies and song craft way beyond their years. Mighty impressive.” – Smugglers Records
“So young yet so amazing” – Chris Evans, Radio 2
“Incredible live sound” – BBC Radio Kent

Tickets £16.50 in advance: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/bacchanalia.

8pm-1am • 18+

Ferocious Dog (4-piece acoustic) + Nick Parker

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NicOff the back of sold out shows and excursions into Europe, Ferocious Dog are hitting the road with a run of stripped back 4-piece shows. Bringing deeply personal lyrics, infused with folk, rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations to the masses, Ken Bonsall, Dan Booth, Alex Smith and John Leonard will be whipping up a musical maelstrom in a slightly more personal setting than their recent sold-
out shows or main-stage festival slots have allowed. It is certainly not a show to be missed!

“Without doubt Ferocious Dog are one of the best bands on the UK folk punk circuit as they brought Rock City to life with their stomping, energetic sound. Not only are they one of the most hardworking bands around, but as their fans will testify, they are also one of the most approachable”.
Nottingham Post. Kevin Cooper

8pm-1am • Tickets £16.60 advanced.

The Undercover Hippy + Smiley & The Underclass

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Drum and Bass MC turned singer-songwriter Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. Described by Tom Robinson (BBC6Music) as being “like the love-child of Steel Pulse, Kate Tempest and The Sleaford Mods”, his music brings together powerful messages, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Natty meets Eminem…on a protest march…at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Support – Smiley & The Underclass.

Formed in 2014, Smiley & The Underclass are a punky reggae explosion from London via. Japan, the UK and the Caribbean (think Bob Dylan meets The Clash and King Tubby down a dark alley). Mind-melting guitars collide with razor-sharp lyrics and crushing basslines to move your mind, body and soul.
Releasing their debut album last year (Rebels Out There, recorded with Mick Jones of The Clash and UK Dub pioneer Nick Manasseh), they've spent 2018 smashing up venues from Japan to Europe to the UK, including sold out shows from Tokyo to London and packed out tents at Boomtown and Shambala Festival. As raw as Slaves but as melodic as The Skints (with a lyrical dose of IDLES-esque dystopia for good measure), the Underclass carry a sound to unite all punk rockers and roots rebels of the modern era.
Their urgency is real. With planetary chaos on the cards and social unrest all-over, Smiley & The Underclass are the perfect soundtrack for these times. The revolution is here, all you have to do is tune in...

Limited number of early bird tickets £8, then £10 in advance • 8pm-1am

Laid Blak + support

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Ska, Reggae &  Street Soul

Sunshine dance music from Bristol

8pm-1am

The Laid Blak sound takes massive inspiration from ska and reggae, but has often been described as ‘street soul’. Their influences are broad and represent sounds that define the eclecticness of Bristol music; reggae, dancehall, soul, hip hop, funk and jazz, whilst of course never forgetting their jungle heritage. It’s all in the blend and the result is a fun-filled sunshine dance music that keeps your feet moving and your face smiling.

Laid Blak have supported many heavyweights from the world of reggae and beyond, including Toots and the Maytals, Desmond Dekker, Nitin Sawhney, Julian Marley, John Legend, Luciano and even pop acts like McFly.

They have also performed alongside Tricky in Paris, and have supported the likes of The Wailers, The Easy Allstars and Lee Scratch Perry.

Laid Blak have regularly rocked the crowd at festivals around the UK including; Glastonbury Festival, Boomtown, Shambala, Love Saves the Day, St Pauls Carnival, Bristol Harbourside Festival, and many more.   
Winning over even the most cynical of punter and making them shock-out on the dancefloor.

Their eagerly anticipated album ‘About Time’ dropped in early 2018 followed by a 12 date UK tour.  

Tickets £8 in advance available here / £10 OTD • 18’s and over only

Carrie Tree: Album Launch + support Stevie P

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An intimate solo gig with singer songwriter Carrie Tree, as part of her tour to launch her sublime new album, ‘The Canoe’

8.00-11.00pm

Carrie Tree has been a known name in the UK’s alternative scene for several years. She has toured throughout Europe and played regularly at UK festivals such as Glastonbury, Secret Garden and Cambridge Folk Festival. She has collaborated live and in the studio with the likes of Damien RiceFinkAlbert Mazibuko (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), Carly SimonRumerMartha Tilston and Andy Barlow of Lamb.

In true nomadic style, Carrie has spent her entire adult life travelling the world with her music, stirring and softening hearts along the way. With an uncanny ability to reach into the traditions of the lands she visits, she touches a place deep inside the hearts of her listeners wherever she performs.

“It’s worth giving this your proper, undivided attention. It’s not the devil you’ll find in the details, but a real slice of the divine” – Folk Radio UK

Playing support for Carrie will be Glastonbury singer and guitarist/bouzouki player Stevie P(formerly of Heathens All and Green Angels) whose songs, like Carrie’s, touch the transcendent and the mystical, with influences from Americana to English eco-folk.

Tickets £8 in advance, available here / £10 OTD • 18’s and over only

The Baghdaddies Plus support

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An exhilarating cocktail of Balkan melodies, ska and latin grooves and sizzling brass

8pm-1am

The Baghdaddies’ exuberant and rampant brand of world music is an exhilarating cocktail of Balkan melodies, ska and latin grooves, and sizzling brass played with furious energy and theatrical humour, making them as unforgettable on stage as they are when performing as wandering brass troubadours. They take themselves incredibly seriously, so you don’t have to…

Tickets £8 in advance, available here / £10 on the door • 18’s and over only